by Steve Hayward
I spent a few minutes riding my bike around Amarillo High School this morning to see how the new street design worked. The old design on Fulton was four traffic lanes, two each way. The new design is two traffic lanes with a center turn lane and bike lanes on the outside.
Not only was the traffic a little light, but it was flowing very well with no delays. Having only one lane of traffic each way, there was no aggressive driving and speeds seemed lower than last year. Due to the bike lane, the cars were six feet away from the curb, making walking on the sidewalks safer. It seemed that everyone — motor vehicle operators, pedestrians and bicyclists — won, except for the aggressive drivers.